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When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.
The Marble Temple is not as known at Wat Poh therefore it's less touristy. I visited around 12pm and it was almost empty. Enough time and space to explore at my own leisure. If you're lucky then you'll see monks wandering at the premises. They have their own private living quarters across the canal separated from the temple area.
"Last day at Dusit Zoo: now it’s closed for good!"
reviewed 30 September 2018 by 500dank
Sunday 30 September was the last possibility to visit Dusit Zoo. The zoo has closed for good and will me moved to a bigger location in Thanyaburi.
I must say the Thai concept of a zoo differs a lot from a western point of view. There where food markets and cars driving around.
The zoo wasn’t that bad. The animals...
A little out of the way for most tourists, but worth seeking out. The ordination hall is gorgeous, with a big (11 ft. high) Buddha and some lovely murals. The nearby mondop is topped by a brilliant golden "steeple and the exterior is exceptionally pretty. Also in the same complex is the Golden Teak Museum.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
"Chulalongkorn on a stallion"
reviewed 6 days ago by Robert937
King Rama V = Chulalongkorn actually mounted a horse at the foundry in France to be modeled for this statue. After it was made the equestrian and his horse were shipped to Bangkok in 1908. During his grand tour of Europe Chulalongkorn observed many statues like this and let it known that he also wanted one.
Chulalongkorn is Siam's big...
I'm distraught to see many glorious mature trees being felled inside the palace.I always cherished the views of the Palace from outside,a sense of a wonderful nature oasis,a lovely area for people to stroll.Does anybody know why they are being felled?
With only one full day in Bangkok I am so glad my husband and I chose to go to Steve Cafe & Cuisine for lunch as it also gave us the opportunity to experience the river boat ferry trip (we took orange service from N1 pier to N15 pier - THB15 person each way). The reward at the end of...
Found this little authentic Thai eatery not far from our hostel with good reviews. No idea what we ordered but the rice came in a heart shape and the food was very tasty, albeit spicier than Geri, Mel B and Mel C combined
Lovely food, full of flavor and aroma. Variety dish to choose from, I tried 7 dishes and all was excellence. Kaeng Pa is recommended, fish belly is also good and wild boar stir fry with bamboo-shoot is all my favorite. Parking is next door in post office(sneak in) or on the road side. Didn't call for book and have plenty...
We absolutely loved The Siam. My review won't do justice to this urban luxury hotel but I'll give it a try. The hotel is gorgeous, located in Dusit right on the river. Dusit is in the northern part of Bangkok, outside all the hustle and bustle. My husband stayed at the Westin on his prior journey here. The Westin is...
This hotel is small, and located very near Dusit Zoo. It has a nice restaurant, and is linked to the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University. It's a little out of the way, but there are several buses which can take you to Victory Monument, from where you can take the metro (BTS). It is also near the Vimanmek Mansion, which is...
Really lovely owner and staff.
Nice,simple and cozy room. And loved the fresh fruits on breakfast.
Wifi worked well. Cozy atmosphere all around. 7/11 behind the corner.
Little far away from everything, about 20 minutes walk to Khao San. There isn't restaurants near.
There wasn't hand soap in rooms.
The hotel was clean and comfortable. Hotel staff were friendly, but could not speak English too well. We managed to get directions to the nearest BTS using sign language and broken English. They were kind to provide a map so we could find out way around.
Location is quite elusive, not very well lit so our taxi driver just drove...
We have just arrived and I must say it's a very nice place.
For what I can make out and as the wife informed me it was part of the university campus now turned into a hotel. But please don't quote me on this as I could be wrong and may of got it wrong when not really listening to...